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semi-homemade valentine mocha brownie bites

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Yolanda Strickland
Graham, NC

Quick, easy, and fun to make. Top with your favorite frosting or melted chocolate or powdered sugar. I have even added peppermint extract to the batter! DELISHHHHH!

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These brownie bites are easy to prepare and would be a great Valentine's Day activity to do with kids and grandkids. The coffee powder adds an extra rich flavor and brings out the chocolate. We love the cooling and sweet flavor peppermint extract adds to the brownies. Top it off with creamy frosting (a homemade recipe or your favorite store-bought) and sprinkles for a festive treat.

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★★★★★ 2
serves depends
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For semi-homemade valentine mocha brownie bites

  • 1 box
    your favorite brownie mix (plus oil and eggs per package directions)
  • 2 Tbsp
    instant coffee powder
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    peppermint extract *optional*
  • cookie cutters
  • powdered sugar
  • cream cheese frosting
  • white chocolate

How To Make semi-homemade valentine mocha brownie bites

  • Ready to prepare the brownies.
    Prep ingredients as directed on the box EXCEPT add the 2 Tbsp of instant coffee to the water.
  • Extracts added to the prepared brownie mix.
    Add vanilla extract and peppermint extract (if using). Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  • Brownies baking in the oven.
    Bake as directed on the box.
  • Brownies removed from the pan.
    Once baked and completely cooled, carefully remove from pan trying to keep in one piece (but don't worry if it breaks. The brownies can be pressed back together)
  • Cutting shapes out of cooled brownies.
    Freeze for about an hour or so, until firm enough to use a cookie cutter to cut out brownie bites. Just like sugar cookies, the brownies pieces can be pressed back together to continue cutting out shapes.
  • Decorating the brownies.
    Once all the brownies are cut, decorate with melted chocolate, sprinkle with powdered sugar, or frost with your favorite icing.